BULLS are facing a far earlier kick-off than usual next Sunday (May 9), as they form the first part of a double header.

Their clash with Swinton, which was initially meant to start at 3pm, gets underway at Heywood Road from 11:45am, and will be broadcast live on Our League.

It will be the first of two games at Swinton's Sale base that day, with Toulouse Olympique due to host Widnes Vikings there from 4:15pm.

The news about the Toulouse game is no great surprise, as they had specifically asked to play the game in England due to problems around Covid-19 regulations between this country and France.

They have already been awarded a 24-0 win over London Broncos because of that, and had a game with Featherstone postponed.